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Old 18-03-2010, 13:17   #1
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We're from New Orleans, LA and my husband and I recently purchased a 1987 Catalina 30 and just became a member of this forum. However, I've been visiting this forum quite a bit since our purchase in November, 2009 and have learned quite a lot. We'll be selling everything and becoming full-time cruisers in the Caribbean in about 1.5 years. We're really excited and have a lot to learn. I know this site will be very informative to us. We're posting our transition on our web site Mid-Life Cruising!!!. We'd love some followers and advice.
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Old 18-03-2010, 13:22   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum! For whatever it may be worth, I just today recommended a Catalina 30 to someone on this site who was inquiring about a reasonably priced cruising sailboat. I look forwrd to hearing your imput.

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Old 18-03-2010, 13:36   #3
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Thanks! It's good to hear that the Catalina has a good reputation! Lots of room for the size and we got it at a really good price!
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Heyho Midlife...
Welcome to the forum.. sure you'll find folks on here with good advice to help you with your plans...
here's hoping you have fair winds and following sea's....
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Old 19-03-2010, 10:40   #5
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Thanks for the welcome! My husband and I are really excited about our future in full-time cruising. I'm sure we'll be learning a lot from all of you helpful, kind "sailors".
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations on your new boat. I've recommended Catalinas to folks many time. I started with a fin keel Catalina 22 in the early 80s and never regretted buying a boat with their quality of build.
Hope you have some fine cruising.
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We've taken "Nirvana" out sailing a few times already and really enjoying her. Now the hard part begins - we just "hauled her out" and are now sanding the bottom for repainting.
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